Times Leader Sports Report: This is like this many rings

Times Leader | February 16th, 2017 9:15 pm

WILKES-BARRE — In the latest Times Leader Sports Report podcast, host DJ Eberle and John Erzar, Derek Levarse, Tom Venesky, Paul Sokoloski and Joe Soprano discuss the Wyoming Valley Conference boys and girls basketball, Penn State football, Misericordia men’s and women’s basketball, the outdoors, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and New York Yankees Spring Training.

Joining us on the podcast this week are Hazleton Area grad Russ Cazler, Baseball America’s Ben Badler and MLBPipeline.com’s Jim Callis.

Rundown

— Introduction

— A Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball update with John Erzar: Discussing the state of each of the WVC heading into districts and some of the up-and-coming players in the WVC = 1:06

— A Wyoming Valley Conference girls basketball update with Paul Sokoloski: Paul provides his thoughts on Saturday’s WVC Division 2 title game between Holy Redemer and Nanticoke = 8:38

— A Penn State football discussion with Derek Levarse: Discussing former Nittany Lions at the NFL Combine = 10:40

— A Freedom Conference basketball update with Derek Levarse: Previewing next week’s Misericordia’s semifinal matchups = 14:23

— Outdoors Corner with Tom Venesky: A look at the Game Commission’s canine program = 17:16

— A Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins update with Tom Venesky: Following up on Lehigh Valley Phantoms defenseman Samuel Morin’s hit on Penguins forward Garrett Wilson Tuesday, previewing a trio of weekend games and discussing Jarrett Burton’s emergence with WBS = 18:24

— Recapping Sunday’s RailRiders University Coaches Clinic; including an interview with former Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders infielder and Hazleton Area grad Russ Canzler = 24:12

— DJ Eberle looks at the New York Yankees’ prospects and their possible impact on the RailRiders with Baseball America’s Ben Badler and MLBPipeline.com’s Jim Callis = 27:12

— Closing thoughts with Joe Soprano: Nickelback and Penn State wrestling = 40:16

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